The CV & Application Letter

The most tedious chore for a candidate and the worst nightmare of any employer looking for a new staff member, is the search and selection process that could make or break your chances of getting a new job. So how do you deal with it?


Communication and Empathy at Work

How often are we told that we have not understood what has been communicated to us – ‘that is not what I meant!’ or ‘You were not listening to me’ or ‘Why did you think I meant that?” So often we are misunderstood, or taken out of context, it leaves a big question mark as to what communication actually is.


The Job Interview – A Step-by-Step Guide

This is your time to shine. When seeking a new career, the job interview is the process through which you, as a potential employee are evaluated by an employer for prospective employment in their organisation.


How to ask for a Raise

‘Please sir, can I have some more?’ Do you remember the tension in that scene by Charles Dickens, when the young Oliver Twist dares to ask for more food? Negotiating about money is at the very top of the discomfort zone.


The Goal is not to be Successful but Valuable

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value”. I decided to start my article by borrowing these wise words, said by a wiser individual, Albert Einstein, since they summarise perfectly what one needs to always aim for when doing business – Adding Value.


Meetings – and why they should be structured

Effective meetings are a critically essential activity in running a business. You need meetings to make decisions, reach agreements and develop solutions. They harness the combined wisdom of your staff to invent products, increase sales, improve productivity, plan strategies, and create success.


How to Build Your Reference List

If you’re starting a job search,  chances are you probably haven’t given much thought to your references.

What others say about you is often far more important than what you say about yourself. That’s especially true for job seekers.


Why are you the best candidate?

One of the questions you may get asked during the interview process is ‘why are you the best candidate for this role?’. This is fairly common for people looking for banking jobs in Malta. It’s good to prepare an answer for this beforehand so you’re not stumped when the question is presented to you!